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Death is more universal than life, everyone dies but not everyone lives. A. Sachs

This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Mango von Choppies who passed away on December 21, 2007. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.


Mango was a white pie-bald French Bulldog. We estimate her age to be at 7 years of age. She came from a horrible rescue group in Texas.  While in this "rescue group's" care she was dirty, had yellow and brown stained fur (from sitting in her urine and feces), scabs, and weighed only 16lbs. She had not been spayed! She was also re-homed with an infection and went for treatment of a UTI. Two weeks after coming to live with us, Mango was being spayed, weight being put on, and being treated for the UTI. She also had the rabies titre done so she could fly to London with my family if they should ever return.


She failed the rabies titre test. That meant she had never been given a rabies vaccination before coming to live in Florida and the rabies certificate she had wasn't valid (from the rescue group in Texas). The new vet tried to get my vet records from the hospital in Texas. They refused. Also, the UTI was still prevalent and she was tested again. A large amount of protein was found in her urine. She went in for an ultrasound on 5/31/2007. I started crying when I heard the news. Mango was being diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma....cancer of the bladder. The tumor was the size of a golf ball. She could have anywhere from 130 days to one year to live. The regular vet said that might not be the case because they don't know how long she truly had the symptoms.


During this time, a person from FBRN contacted us and put the pieces together regarding this so called rescue group.  Many dogs had died in this groups' care and they were not providing the proper care for the dogs.  Most were being pulled from shelters for $50 or so and then instantly being rehomed for $450...not even seeing a veterinarian! We have contacted the ASPCA in Texas to start an investigation against these people. Our vet is pretty certain the people responsible for Mango in Texas new of her condition and that is why they were in such a hurry to adopt her out.


***The Houston SPCA has investigated this "rescue" group. We will not know the outcome until the investigation is closed. We were told to look for it on Animal Planet.


During the time Mango lived with us, she became well known on  Many people from around the world wished her well, sent donations for her care, and grew to love this little girl.  She truly brought people together and taught us all so much about what it is like to be a caring this world as it is now. 


Unfortunately, Mango lost her battle and died on December 21st, 2007 in my arms.  She will always be remembered by so many people who loved her.  I know Mango came into my life for a reason. Not an hour goes by that I do not think about this wonderful French Bulldog...with me for only 8 months...who taught me so much about life, love, and the value of people.


Thank you to everyone for all you have done for Mango von Choppies!

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